The use of design-build as a project delivery method is gaining momentum among engineering companies based in the Kansas City area of Missouri and Kansas. Some of the reasons for this trend are the ability to accelerate construction projects and to have one company assume responsibility for all parts of the project, according to this article. "The other key element that's making it popular is that the early integration of the entire team leads to cost savings, faster completion and higher quality," said Lisa Washington, executive director of the Design-Build Institute of America.

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